Soludo: South-east grateful to Buhari for completing second Niger bridge

Soludo: South-east grateful to Buhari for completing second Niger bridge

The governor of Anambra, Chukwuma Soludo, says the south-east will be eternally thankful to President Muhammadu Buhari for the construction of the Second Niger Bridge.

Soludo expressed appreciation to the Buhari administration for honoring its commitment to complete the laudable project while featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday.

While the other projects have yet to be completed, the governor believes the Second Niger Bridge is a step in the right direction.

He said: “The people of the south-east have cried, we have agitated, we have complained and (did) all we can β€” over five key fundamental infrastructural provisions that will change the south-east,” Soludo said.

β€œOne of such infrastructure is the dredging project, which needs to be executed to enable the south-east have access to the Atlantic Ocean in terms of access to the sea.

“Number two was the Second Niger Bridge, and three is the highway from Anambra to Lokoja abandoned by the federal government. Number four is the gas pipeline around the south-east and the last one is the rail line infrastructural project.”

The Second Niger Bridge was named after President Muhammadu Buhari by governors from the south-east geopolitical zone on May 23.

The Second Niger Bridge is a Nigerian Federal Government project that is 1.6 km long and is equipped with other ancillary facilities such as a 10.3 km roadway, an Owerri interchange, and a toll station, all of which are located in Obosi city.

Meanwhile, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has condemned the naming of the second Niger Bridge after the outgoing President, Muhammadu Buhari.

According to IPOB, the bridge should have been named after Dr. Alex Ekweueme, Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu, Dr. Sam Mbakwe, Prof. Chinua Achebe, Col. Achuzie, or many other outstanding Igbos.

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